Painting & Drawing
Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.
Representational Painting in Oil
Jun 7 - 11, 2021
In this skill-based introduction to oil painting workshop, participants focus on the fundamentals of painting through the subject matter of still life and portraiture. Emphasis is on composition, concepts of modeling light as it falls on form, and color theory. Workshop participants are guided through the process of traditional techniques of indirect painting as well as contemporary painting methods. Strategies for achieving lifelike effects, chiaroscuro and trompe l’oeil techniques are introduced. The class engages in daily instructor demonstrations of oil painting methods and one-on-one and group discussions to support exploratory studio time.
Old Masters’ indirect painting with glazes, direct painting of wet-on-wet for accurate color mixing for portraits, a limited four-color zorn palette is introduced to build efficient and effective skills
Leeah Joo has been teaching for over 20 years at colleges, including the Kansas City Art Institute, Fairfield University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She studied painting and art history at Indiana University, Bloomington and received her MFA from Yale. Leeah teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and Paier College.
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Painting & Drawing
Make, reflect, consider, engage—these are all critical elements of the Painting and Drawing workshops at Anderson Ranch. Our exceptional workshops combine focused, hands-on art making with critical feedback for artists of all levels. Painting and Drawing guest faculty are phenomenal artists and educators with experience supporting students by offering technical knowledge and encouragement.
The bright, natural light of the Wyly Painting and Drawing Building provides an inspiring environment where students can explore and expand their artistic practice. Our facilities are equipped with individual worktables, wall space, easels, rolling palettes, odorless solvents, a wide range of hand and power tools, computer access with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning and projection capabilities. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. Spend a week here— or several—and engage in a variety of activities that will fuel your practice throughout the year.
Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.
Synthetic soft oil/acrylic brushes - filbert shaped, sizes 1, 4, 8, 12
● 12 (Does not need to be these exact sizes or shapes, but this range of widths.)
Metal palette knife
Lodging & Meals
Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.
Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.
We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.
Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
Scholarships & College Credit
Making Art Accessible
Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.
Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.
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